Welcome to Estelle Thompson Photography



Birthdays are a pretty big deal when you are a little one… and what best than some frosting, bubbles and fun to celebrate?

Cake Smash and Smash sessions are a parents’ favourite especially when it comes to first birthdays… and I also LOVE THEM!

All Cake Smash photoshoots are done at my private studio in Fawkham, Sevenoaks in Kent and include:

  • “Clean” portraits, to capture your little one’s growing personality
  • Smash! portraits when we let baby dive into the cake
  • Splash! portraits in a miniature tub, for additional fun and beautiful portraits
Preganant ladies having their maternity photographs taken in sevenoaks


As with all my sessions with little ones, we go at babies pace and make the whole experience fun for the baby, for you and also for me!

You can view all the available themes and backdrops in the GALLERY. Ahead of your cake smash shoot I will give you a prep guide to ensure we get the most out of your session. I like to do your cake smash session at least three weeks before your baby’s first birthday, so you can be sure to have some of the images for the day itself.

Before we get down to the serious business of smashing a cake, I will always include portrait photos of your baby and also of you with your baby if you wish, for you to treasure. I have a wide range of outfits here at the Sevenoaks studio, or you can bring one of your own.

Once we have captured the portraits, we will bring the cake in and away we go.  There are lots of different themes for you to choose from and when you book your cake smash photoshoot we will go through what theme and colour scheme you would like.

Why not take a look at the galleries here

Sevenoaks Cake Smash photography


“We went to Estelle today for my daughter Amy’s first birthday cake smash. Amy loved it, Estelle made us feel welcome from the very beginning and took the time to make Amy feel happy with being in a new place. Nothing felt rushed and Amy demolished the cake at her own pace. I’m really looking forward to seeing the photos now. Thank you, Estelle, for making our first photoshoot such an enjoyable experience.”

SARAH, Dartford


Cake Smash Photoshoots can take up to two hours and we will ensure we have time to capture all the photographs that encapsulate your little one enjoying their cake smash and splash session, whilst making sure we have lots of fun at the same time.

When you are ready to book your cake smash shoot, you can secure your session by paying a (non-refundable) £65 booking fee.  At the end of your session, we will make an appointment for you to come back for your viewing and ordering appointment, which will normally take place two weeks after the date of your photoshoot.

Here, you will view your beautiful gallery of professionally edited images and have an opportunity to choose which product or packages suit you best.

Image collections start at £299 (inclusive of VAT) for 5 digital images and matching prints.

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“Estelle did our little girl’s cake smash and we couldn’t be happier with our pictures. We have some amazing photos to keep forever and to share with our friends and family.
Thank you so much Estelle!”

CLAIRE, Sevenoaks


After the cake smash, there is nothing better than a nice warm bath so we fill the beautiful miniature roll top tub and let baby splash to their heart’s content. Babies usually LOVE the bath section and often we struggle to get them to want it to end. Once I am happy with the range of images you can get baby dressed and 9 times out of 10 as soon as you get back in the car they are sound asleep. Turning one is tiring!



“Estelle was so patient, professional & full of great ideas for capturing some great shots for my daughter’s cake smash. I’m over the moon with the results can’t wait to get some great pics up on the wall.”

HANNAH, Sevenoaks


Can I have any colour I like?

Within reason, yes. When you book we will have a telephone consultation and you can let me know what you would like. Assuming the backdrop colours are available then we can do whatever you like.

Can I have a theme?

Yes – all the pricing is based on my usual set up of balloons / backdrop / bunting. If there is something in particular you love let me know. I love creating new sets so this will be no problem, however if additional costs are incurred I will have to create a bespoke quote for you.

How close to my babies first birthday will the shoot be?

That is entirely up to you and my availability. I do get very booked up so let me know as soon as possible when you want to book and I will do everything I can to accommodate you.

How many of my friends and family can come to the cake smash?

Ideally just babies mum and dad please. The studio is not huge and the baby can be quite overwhelmed with more people there. We want the baby to be looking at the camera as much as possible and more people often means more distractions. To get the most out of your session and the best gallery possible, mum and dad OR mum and one grandparent is best.

What should my baby wear?

We have lots of cake smash outfits, but some people do prefer to bring their own. Please do bring whatever you like.

Who supplies the cake?

I work with a very talented local baker who provides all my cakes.

My child has an allergy – can they still have a cake smash?

Yes – you must let me know of any allergies on booking. I will then ensure this information is passed to the baker. We have done many dairy free cake smashes. If you are more comfortable bringing your own cake, that is no problem.

When can I view the images?

Usually within 2 weeks of your session, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to come to my studio and view your gallery.

Baby girl splashing in the bath tub after her cake smash photoshoot